Meghan Markle and her "Love Pendant" necklace are the center of many headlines this week. As it appears, many got inspired to own the same necklace that she has as the sales for the same design have increased in the past two months.
On March 9, the Duchess of Sussex was seen wearing the Sophie Lis necklace when she attended one of her final engagements in the United Kingdom. After witnessing her look on that day, this, reportedly, helped the jewelry brand to drive sales. But, what made things more impressive is when the designer announced that ten percent of the profits of each sold Love Pendant will be given to Wild at Heart Foundation, a charity that supports "global dog adoption."
According to the Daily Mail, the cost of each necklace is around $340. It is, reportedly, made of gold, diamonds, and rubies. Also, it carries a quote from Rosemonde Gerard's poem, The Eternal Song.
Within two months, the brand was able to donate over $12,000 to the charity. Based on the figure, it suggests that about 350 pieces have since sold.
Taking to Instagram, Sophie Lis announced the details of the cause. Aside from providing the followers with the figures, the designer also mentioned Meghan Markle and thanked her for "raising awareness," and "hence, funds" for the Wild at Heart Foundation.
Following the donation made by the brand, the charity also took the time to share their thanks and praise, especially to the Duchess of Sussex. It also revealed that the donation came as a surprise when Meghan Markle announced it to them. "We were blown away," the post read.
The foundation then went on to share that with the "incredible donation," they can now "embark" on new projects. Also, they will be able to reach "thousand more dogs in need." In the end, they gave their "huge thank you" to both Sophie Lis and Meghan Markle.
Hello! Canada also released a similar report about the good news. The publication said that the Duchess of Sussex, herself, has a rescue dog, Guy.
As revealed, Meghan Markle lived in Canada with her "beloved beagle" while filming USA Network's Suits. She also, reportedly, brought her pooch with her when she relocated to the United Kingdom in 2017.
During her time as a working royal the Duchess of Sussex has also, reportedly, served a royal patron for several animal-related causes. One of them is Mayhew, which is a charity that helps improve the lives of dogs and cats, as well as individuals in London.